Fadeaway fenders were popular on custom cars in the 1940s. One of the first know fadeaway fendered custom cars is Butler Rugard's 1940 Mercury. The car was restyled by Harry Westergard in 1940, and Harry fabricated the fadeaway fenders for the car. Where Butler and Harry got the idea of having fadeaway fenders from are unknown, as the first production cars to feature fadeaway fenders were the 1942 Buick Roadmasters and Supers. One year earlier, in 1941, the 1941 Chrysler Newport Concept Car was shown to the public. The Newport was fitted with fadeaway fenders.
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Custom Cars Built or Completed in 1940
Custom Body Shops Established in 1940
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